A therapist is a specialist who deals with the prevention, primary diagnosis, and treatment of most diseases. As a general practitioner, the therapist decides whether to treat the patient themselves or refer them to specialized experts. It is the therapist whom patients should consult when they are unsure which doctor to see for their concerning health issues.

  • When to consult a general practitioner

    A general practitioner should be consulted for any ailments. A person without medical education may not always correctly interpret their symptoms and choose the right specialist. For example, chest pains are not always related to the cardiovascular system, and back pain is not always due to the spine. The general practitioner is the primary specialist who conducts the examination and selects further treatment tactics.

  • Common symptoms often addressed to the general practitioner:

    • Elevated body temperature, accompanied by muscle pain, general weakness, and headache;
    • Pain of any localization;
    • Wheezing, cough, and difficulty breathing;
    • Decrease or increase in blood pressure;
    • Decreased ability to concentrate and memory impairment;
    • Skin rashes;
    • Heartburn, belching, bitterness in the mouth, heaviness, and pain after eating, etc.;
    • Cough, runny nose;
    • Body rash;
    • Swelling;
    • Headaches;
    • Ringing in the ears;
    • Shortness of breath;
    • Rapid weight loss;
    • Blood and pus in stool;
    • Painful urination;
    • Fainting and dizziness;
    • Viral and bacterial infections of any localization, such as ARVI or abscess before suppuration.
  • What diseases does a general practitioner treat?

    In cases of severe pathology, the doctor refers the patient to a specialist: endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, etc. If the disease is mild or the patient only requires treatment adjustment, the general practitioner can handle these issues independently.

    • ENT diseases: sinusitis, otitis, sinusitis, etc.;
    • Cardiovascular system diseases: atherosclerosis, hypertension, hypotension, arrhythmia, angina, ischemic disease, heart failure, etc.;
    • Chronic respiratory diseases: bronchitis, pleuritis, asthma, etc.;
    • Urinary system diseases: cystitis, pyelonephritis, urolithiasis, etc.;
    • Acute respiratory diseases, including flu, tonsillitis, ARVI, pneumonia;
    • Musculoskeletal system diseases; joint diseases;
    • Gastrointestinal tract diseases: gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, cholecystitis, pancreatitis;
    • Nervous disorders;
    • Endocrine disorders;
    • Diabetes;
    • Infectious and parasitic afflictions of various organs and systems.
  • How does an appointment with a general practitioner proceed?

    The general practitioner starts the patient's appointment by collecting anamnesis: listening to complaints and asking questions. If any tests have been conducted previously, their results should be brought to the appointment, as they will help the doctor gather a more complete picture. The general practitioner then proceeds to the examination, which may include listening to the lungs and heart with a stethoscope, examining the throat and oral cavity, palpating individual organs and tissues, and percussing. In most cases, the patient is prescribed a series of additional tests:

    • Laboratory tests of urine and blood. For some diseases, microbiological tests or allergy tests are prescribed;
    • CT, radiography, ultrasound for assessing the condition of internal organs and soft tissues;
    • ECG, echocardiography (Echo-KG).
  • Medical Documentation

    The specialists at the EVIMED clinic can assist patients with medical documentation, including sick leave certificates, notes for educational institutions, traffic police, etc. Our clinic is authorized to issue such documents and has all necessary permits and licenses.

    The authenticity of the document is confirmed by the doctor's personal seal and the stamp of the medical institution.

Specialists in the Field

Lyudmila Ivanovna Yanina
Lyudmila Ivanovna Yanina

Deputy Director for Quality Management